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2015 Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding

magalla78

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Hello!!!

Hoping to get some guidance from anyone who has gotten married or is getting married at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

My current issue of the day is offering my guests local / near by resorts as alternate options to staying at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. Does anyone have any suggestions??? Feedback would be WONDERFUL!!! My wedding is scheduled for Feb 14 2015 and I am working with Maryln in Miami.

Hoping to make some DW friends!!

Cheers,

Maggie



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Hi Maggie!  I'm getting married at the HRH Punta Cana May 1, 2015.  We are doing a site inspection trip at the end of August.  I don't know about nearby resorts, but if you try to search it on a map, look for the Moon Palace.  You may already know that, but I looked for weeks before I realized.  Have you decided which collection you are going to have?  Are you planning to visit beforehand?  If not, is there anything you would like me to check on while I am there?  Feel free to PM me tknittle1218@yahoo.com.

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Cool I'm getting married 2/7/15  I went back in October and loved it. Please keep in touch!BLOUZYBROWN@GMAIL.COM

Hi Maggie!  I'm getting married at the HRH Punta Cana May 1, 2015.  We are doing a site inspection trip at the end of August.  I don't know about nearby resorts, but if you try to search it on a map, look for the Moon Palace.  You may already know that, but I looked for weeks before I realized.  Have you decided which collection you are going to have?  Are you planning to visit beforehand?  If not, is there anything you would like me to check on while I am there?  Feel free to PM me tknittle1218@yahoo.com.

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hey ladies,

so im not getting married in 2015 but 2016 and was just wondering what you guys have planned or thinking about doing? what do you think it will cost you for your wedding? are you using the hard rock dj?  oh most importantly how far in advance did you send SAVE THE DATES and wedding invitations? Im still trying to figure that part out once I get my date settled. Any tips would be grateful.

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I sent out my save the dates about 10 months in advance. I think the rule of thumb is as soon as you have a date narrowed down, order them and send them out! That gives people tine to save money for the trip!

On another note, I found out that you can only have 20% of your guests NOT stay at the Hard Rock. So if you have 20 guests only 4 can stay elsewhere! I thought that sucked. I'm still going in August for a site inspection and will get an idea of the costs so I will let you know what I find out. I'm budgeting about 10k just to be safe but I want to do excursions and cocktail hours and stuff throughout the week. I really have no idea if that is a reasonable number or not! We shall see!

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Ok so I want to send my STDs out about 1.5 years in advance from my wedding. I was reading how another bride sent her save the dates and then had 3 payments for their guest to pay for their wedding that way they had a definite number on who is coming. I was thinking this would be a smart idea esp to keep ppl from procrastinating, to get them to commit earlier, and to help them budget out over time. I was just wondering if you think making the first payment before I send the formal invitations out would be smart (1 year out from the wedding), 8 months prior to the wedding, and the last payment 4 months prior to the wedding. I cant recall when we have to have our final numbers to the resort but I was trying to play it safe since I think it will be about 2-3 months prior.

 

Another question, do you think you will underestimate how many guests you will have that way you arent paying more upfront with them? How do incentives work? We are really hoping those will help keep the wedding budget friendly but nice. Any assistance and advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.

 

BTW, if you havent been to the resort, its an AMAZING resort, with a lot going on, music at the pools with the workers dancing and getting the guests to dance, water games, theater shows that are actually good, karaoke for adults and kids, lots of bars, many pools, and it NEVER feels over crowded. All of the staff is EXTREMELY friendly and are aiming to please so  you not have to worry about that.... my only negative would be the food.. the food is just OK. So don't go to the resort expecting something AMAZING, it is edible and fine but nothing to write home about. If you have any questions about the resort I am sure I can be of assistance, we have been twice now and still love it.

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Hey Ladies, 

 

I will be getting married at the HRPC on Oct 3rd 2015. To help with the save the dates dilemma I would suggest using appycouple it acts as both an app and a website. We sent it out to our guests already and they can rsvp and there is a link to book their rooms!! 

 

Since the resort releases all extra rooms 60 days in advanced, my guests will have until 60 days prior to my wedding to book their rooms. So 2 months is right where you want to be @btam. 

 

I am going to wait until 2 month before the wedding to finalize my list and see if I am eligible for any of the group perks which I am sure I will be! 

 

The incentives: 

These should be outlined in your contract. But if you have 75 room nights booked or more you get 2 private events both of a max of 3 hours. They cant be held the same day. How many guests are you expecting? There are different group incentives based on the number of guests and rooms booked. 

 

You are well ahead of the game! I will suggest you take your time. But honestly you will get to a point where you are just waiting for the big day or atleast waiting to get to the resort and finalize everything! Thats the stage I am in. I am looking into photographers, deciding on decor and looking into welcome packages for our guests! I am trying to do everything under $5000 so we will see! Also you get 1 complimentary night bet 10 room nights  booked! 

 

 

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